Lot 244 - 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL 500 Roadster
|Odometer reading||72,038 miles|
|Result||Sold - £8,680|
The fifth generation SL was in production between 2002 and 2008 and featured the all-new retractable hardtop - an important feature for the British weather. Mercedes-Benz followers were impressed with the stability of the car with the hardtop in place and the ease at which they could remove it. Such was its success, the SL is still one of the leading cars in the Mercedes-Benz range. This car features the very capable 5.0 litre 302bhp V8 powerplant mated to a standard auto gearbox. The R230 also features the ABC (active body control) which offers the balance of comfort and handling. The complex system uses accumulators and hydraulic fluids to regulate the firmness and heights of the suspension.
Originally registered on 1st October 2002 this SL 500 is offered in very good condition throughout. The black coachwork is in good order as is the cream leather interior. We are advised she drives very well with no known faults, these five litre V8’s are silky smooth to drive. The original handbooks are present and the service book shows eight stamps, the last at 70,814 miles. Lady owned for the last 11 years this SL 500 has clearly been well cared for. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full year’s MoT test certificate, this Mercedes-Benz Roadster is offered for sale without reserve.
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